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The Other Normals | [Ned Vizzini]

The Other Normals

Given the chance, 15-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, an epic role-playing game rich with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn't happening - not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp to become a man. Perry knows he's in for the worst summer of his life. Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals.
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Given the chance, 15-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, an epic role-playing game rich with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn't happening - not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp to become a man. They want him to be outdoors playing with kids his own age and meeting girls - rather than indoors alone, with only his gaming alter ego for company. Perry knows he's in for the worst summer of his life.

Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. There he meets Mortin Enaw, one of the creators of C&C, and other mythical creatures from the game, including the alluring Ada Ember, whom Perry finds more beautiful than any human girl he's ever met. Perry's new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. As they embark on their quest, Perry realizes that his nerdy childhood has uniquely prepared him to be a great warrior in this world, and maybe even a hero. But to save the princess, Perry will have to learn how to make real connections in the human world as well.

Best-selling author Ned Vizzini delivers a compulsively listenable and wildly original story about the winding and often hilarious path to manhood.

©2012 Ned Vizzini (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Justin NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States 07-14-14
    Justin NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States 07-14-14 Member Since 2013

    Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.

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    If you could sum up The Other Normals in three words, what would they be?

    Save the world


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's about unlikely of heroes. An underdog story.


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    I like perry


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    I was between books at the moment


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    A User Dodge City, KS, United States 01-18-13
    A User Dodge City, KS, United States 01-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "For the "gamers" out there."

    All my life I've tried to "get into" the dungeon and dragons cult, but no luck. This book was not bad for me only because I can see the many possibilitiesof incorporating any video game to this story line. It would be very interesting to see a "Legend of Zelda" twist. So if you are a gamer this may be your cup of tea. Good narrator, good characters.

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